Masseria Spina, Puglia
Step back in time and experience the scents, colors and atmosphere of traditional Puglia with a beautiful wedding at the rustic Masseria Spina.
What's So Special About Masseria Spina?
A unique Italian wedding venue with buckets loads of character and charm, Masseria Spina Farmhouse dates back between the 11thand 18th Century . The elegant property itself is steeped in rich history, and the ancient olive groves that surround the property and span over 7 hectares are over 1000 years old!
Located in Monopoli, in the dreamy Italian wedding destination of Puglia, Massera Spina can accommodate up to 30 guests staying on site and up to 160 on the actual wedding day. If you’d rather opt for an intimate/ micro wedding, Masseria Spina offers couples with under 40 guests the option to do so on weekdays.
Imagine your Ceremony on the grounds, we’d suggest the Citrus Grove, complete with sea views and olive trees in the background. The chapel on site is also available for a religious ceremony or a symbolic/ non-religious ceremony. The open space at the front of the property makes for the perfect al fresco dining setting.
Located in Monopoli, it’s just 40 minutes from Bari airport and 45 minutes in the opposite direction from Salento airport, making it an easily accessible location for your wedding guests travelling from abroad.
The property consists of 6 historical residences which are detailed below:
Il Nido – The il Nido apartment has peaceful sea views and comfortably accommodates 4-6 of your guests. The apartment consists of a spacious living area with dining table, a well-equipped kitchen area with sink and hand-crafted stone worktops, two single beds, two large double bedrooms and a spacious bathroom with a beautiful copper bath (that was made between the seventeenth and eighteenth century!). Over the years Il Nido has been used as a warehouse for the storage of foodstuffs and, during World War II, as a bomb shelter.
La Masseria – La Masseria is a quaint apartment with sea views, located in the central body of the Masseria with 6-8 beds. La Masseria is situated in the original fifteenth-century fortified tower, built by the Chiantera family and later expanded by the Spina family (16thc.) with a fortified front building. In 1760, the impressive Baroque monumental staircase and the portico were added by the Martinelli family. La Masseria is spread out on three floors with a spacious living area, two single beds; a large bedroom double bedroom (which can become a quadruple room); another living room with a large wooden table; a second double bedroom featuring a balcony with sea views; 2 spacious bathrooms, with stunning marble and late 1700s ceramics and lastly, a spacious and well-equipped kitchen area with a unique fireplace.
Lamia – a charming apartment located in the hamlet fortified Masseria. Detached from the main body of the farm, in one of the oldest houses in the complex, originally characterized by the sloping roof covered with “chianchette”. The apartment is one of the first settlements above ground, togther with the chapel. In it’s quaint, refined simplicity, the Lamia apartment comfortably accommodates 2-4 of your guests and consists of a large open living space with a fireplace, fully equipped peninsula kitchen, a double sofa bed, a large double bedroom and spacious bathroom with a splendid 15th-century barrel vault, a second bathroom with access to a private patio with a large solarium.
Il Fico – Il Fico is a charming apartment with accommodation for 6-8 of your guests. It has a total autonomy from the rest of the complex thanks to an outdoor area and an independent entrance. It’s name Il Fico comes from the spectacular centuries-old fig tree in front of the large two-story window looking out from the living area, an open-space kitchen, a double bedroom and an en suite bathroom. The space is accented by beautiful ceiling vaults which, as per local tradition, are made entirely of tuff.
La Filanda – La Filanda is a lovely apartment in an ancient building, that was originally used for silk processing in the eighteenth century. La Filanda is part of the structures built in the second half of the 1700s. Spanning 80 sqm, the residence offers 3 beds located on two floors. On the ground floor you’ll find a large living area, a double bed, bathroom and a fully-equipped open kitchen. On the first floor theres a balcony, a double bedroom and a living room with a sofa bed, a second bathroom with a shower and a large outdoor area that, through a separate entrance, enjoys autonomy from the rest of the complex. The residence is characterized by beautiful vaults made of exposed tuff and wide-open spaces, made magical by the presence of olive trees.
Book a historical tour of the rural park of Masseria Spina with local wine and olive oil tasting, an authentic Apulian experience for your guests during your stay.
1hr 55 to the North, 2hrs 30 to the South.
Italian – French and English are also widely spoken and understood.
Italy has plenty of public transport, from the trains to the metro in cities like Milan. The roads (and Italian drivers) are notoriously terrifying for foreigners so it’s often better to take a taxi than hire a car.
Each town in Italy has it's own patron saint and shuts down to celebrate the saint’s day each year (e.g. Rome is Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29th). Alongside Christmas and Easter, the other big religious festivals are Epiphany (6th January) and All Saints Day (1st November). All of Italy celebrates Labour Day (1st May) and also Liberation Day (April 25th).
Good Time to Go
Late April - Mid October
good to know
June is recognised as the month of Juno, the Roman Goddess of Marriage.
What Couples Say
“If you’re looking for a masseria to stay in Puglia, please stop looking as Masseria Spina is the best you could wish for! This place is absolutely stunning!
We booked the masseria for our wedding in June and enjoyed every single minute of our stay: the residencies are really spacious and clean and could accommodate many of our wedding guests on site. Marco is super friendly, responsive, and up for new ideas. The masseria itself is magical with plenty of different areas and corners to use for different parts of the day.
We decided to also book Torre Incina near the beach for the wedding ceremony on Saturday. Highly recommend this if you get married in summer time as all guests can sit under the trees in the shadow whilst having a ceremony with ocean view. The food was IN-CRE-DI-BLE. These guys really know what good quality looks like!
Marco – keep up the good work! Thanks again for all your help and for making this wedding weekend an everlasting memory. Really hope to see you soon again!
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